Injured At Your Company's Holiday Party? Can You File For Workers' Compensation Coverage?

The end of the calendar year can bring a number of parties and events, including the workplace holiday party -- from a lunch affair to a booze-fueled event that lasts until the wee hours of the morning. While attendance at these workplace parties may be expected (or even required), as some employees have learned, injuries suffered during these parties may not fall under the workers' compensation umbrella. When can you submit a workers' compensation claim for injuries suffered at a workplace party? [Read More]

Christmas Fundraising Fraud: 3 Considerations Before Giving to Organizations

The holiday season is often a time of giving. While it's great to be charitable, it's also important to understand exactly who you are giving to. If you give to a cause that is not so charitable, then you have given away precious money that doesn't go to the organization you think it does. Getting scammed around Christmas can come with a lot of hurt feelings and emotions. In cases like this, getting legal help from a lawyer can help prevent your getting ripped off and losing out on money that you deserve. [Read More]

New Lease On Life: Ban On Sentencing Juveniles To Life Without Parole Applied Retroactively

When juveniles commit serious crimes like murder, it's not unusual for prosecutors to seek and obtain life without parole sentences for them. In 2012, the Supreme Court decided that forcing minors to spend their entire lives behind bars represents cruel and unusual punishment and abolished the practice. However, it was uncertain whether this decision applied to cases that were prosecuted prior to 2012. Recently, the Supreme Court confirmed that people sentenced to life without parole as juveniles are eligible for relief under the new rule. [Read More]

Financial Benefits Relating To Your Kids You May Gain Through Your Divorce

If you are currently going through a divorce and will be getting custody of your kids, you may be worried about how you will support yourself and your kids on your own. While it can be hard for single parents to do this, there are several different benefits you may receive when you have custody of your kids, especially if you do not earn a lot of money. Here are four important benefits you may be able to take advantage of after your divorce. [Read More]